Chocolate Zucchini Quinoa Bread

img_1563Velvety dark chocolate bread that tastes like sinfully delicious cake. You’d never know zucchini was “in” and wheat, white flour and dairy was “out.”

Sure to be a crowd pleaser even with hard core chocolate lovers (and the kids)! Gluten free flours, quinoa and rice, are paired up along with good quality cocoa powder. Healthy walnut oil adds flavor while applesauce takes the place of eggs.

Enjoy with a cup of tea anytime you crave some chocolate!

1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1 cup brown rice flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of sea salt
1 cup applesauce
2 cups grated zucchini
1/3 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup rice milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease oven proof glass loaf pan with grapeseed oil spray or a healthy nonstick alternative. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir till combined. Batter should be wet and incorporated. (If too dry add a little more applesauce or rice milk). Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake for approx. 1 hour or until tester comes out clean. Cool before slicing.

Barb’s Tip: The bread is best served warm but needs to cool down enough so it doesn’t crumble when sliced.